Patents by Inventor Jason Metzner

Jason Metzner has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10987503
    Abstract: A skin treatment can include applying a microneedle device to a region of the skin so that microneedles of the device penetrate the stratum corneum. The arrangement of microneedles can have first microneedles with a first length and second microneedles with a second length, different from the first length. The first and second microneedles can be formed from a mixture of a polymeric material and an active agent beneficial to skin. After the device is applied to the skin, the first and second microneedles can be released below the skin surface, followed by dissolution of the first and second microneedles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: ALLERGAN, INC.
    Inventors: Justin J. Schwab, Michael Augarten, Zachary Dominguez, Ethan Franklin, Edwin J. Kayda, Jason Metzner
  • Publication number: 20200316356
    Abstract: A skin treatment can include applying a microneedle device to a region of the skin so that microneedles of the device penetrate the stratum corneum. The arrangement of microneedles can have first microneedles with a first length and second microneedles with a second length, different from the first length. The first and second microneedles can be formed from a mixture of a polymeric material and an active agent beneficial to skin. After the device is applied to the skin, the first and second microneedles can be released below the skin surface, followed by dissolution of the first and second microneedles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Justin J. Schwab, Michael Augarten, Zachary Dominguez, Ethan Franklin, Edwin J. Kayda, Jason Metzner
  • Patent number: 10603477
    Abstract: A skin treatment device is provided including bioerodible polymeric microneedles which are designed to more effectively deliver beneficial agents to the skin. The device includes a flexible substrate and an arrangement, for example, an array, of microneedles projecting from the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin J. Schwab, Michael Augarten, Zachary Dominguez, Ethan Franklin, Edwin J. Kayda, Jason Metzner
  • Publication number: 20190358566
    Abstract: Lipoaspirate can be treated for use in fat grafting procedures. For example, the lipoaspirate can be placed in a container having an inlet for receiving the lipoaspirate and an outlet for dispensing and removal of desired materials from the lipoaspirate. The inlet and the outlet can be located on a common side of first and second filter elements. An activation mechanism can be actuated to move the first filter element relative to the second filter element within the container to separate cellular components of the lipoaspirate from non-cellular components of the lipoaspirate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Zachary DOMINGUEZ, Justin SCHWAB, Tiago BERTOLOTE, Jason METZNER, Ethan FRANKLIN
  • Patent number: 10369500
    Abstract: Methods and devices for treating lipoaspirate for use in fat grafting procedures are provided and generally include a canister for containing lipoaspirate, a separation mechanism structured to separate both oils and other materials from cellular components of lipoaspirate contained in the canister. The separation mechanism includes filters having different filtering capacities, for example, different pore sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Dominguez, Justin Schwab, Tiago Bertolote, Jason Metzner, Ethan Franklin
  • Publication number: 20180229017
    Abstract: A skin treatment device is provided including bioerodible polymeric microneedles which are designed to more effectively deliver beneficial agents to the skin. The device includes a flexible substrate and an arrangement, for example, an array, of microneedles projecting from the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Justin J. Schwab, Michael Augarten, Zachary Dominguez, Ethan Franklin, Edwin J. Kayda, Jason Metzner
  • Publication number: 20180133401
    Abstract: Described are devices, systems, and methods for processing adipose tissue for reintroduction into a body. In some embodiments, adipose tissue is mixed with an additive prior to reintroduction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Justin SCHWAB, Mike AUGARTEN, Darin MESSINA, Jason METZNER, Ethan FRANKLIN
  • Patent number: 9867939
    Abstract: Described are devices, systems, and methods for processing adipose tissue for reintroduction into a body. In some embodiments, adipose tissue is mixed with an additive prior to reintroduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Schwab, Mike Augarten, Darin Messina, Jason Metzner, Ethan Franklin
  • Patent number: 9801747
    Abstract: A variety of passive intragastric implant devices for obesity treatment are disclosed. Such passive devices do not autonomously change shape, but instead react within the stomach to induce satiety. The devices may take up volume within the stomach, thus reducing the intake capacity. Additionally, the devices may contact areas within the stomach, such as the cardia surrounding the esophageal sphincter, or the greater and lesser curvatures in the middle of the stomach, to stimulate satiety-inducing nerves. Some devices may combine two or more of these satiety-inducing features. Methods of implant are disclosed including compressing the devices within a delivery tube and transorally advancing the devices through the esophagus to be deployed within the stomach. Removal of the devices occurs in the reverse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: APOLLO ENDOSURGERY US, INC.
    Inventors: Justin J. Schwab, Mitchell H. Babkes, Jason Metzner, Zachary P. Dominguez
  • Publication number: 20170258617
    Abstract: A variety of passive intragastric implant devices for obesity treatment are disclosed. Such passive devices do not autonomously change shape, but instead react within the stomach to induce satiety. The devices may take up volume within the stomach, thus reducing the intake capacity. Additionally, the devices may contact areas within the stomach, such as the cardia surrounding the esophageal sphincter, or the greater and lesser curvatures in the middle of the stomach, to stimulate satiety-inducing nerves. Some devices may combine two or more of these satiety-inducing features. Methods of implant are disclosed including compressing the devices within a delivery tube and transorally advancing the devices through the esophagus to be deployed within the stomach. Removal of the devices occurs in the reverse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: Apollo Endosurgery US, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin J. Schwab, Mitchell H. Babkes, Jason Metzner, Zachary P. Dominguez
  • Patent number: 9681974
    Abstract: Transoral obesity treatment devices and related methods for operation thereof are described which occupy space within a stomach and/or stimulate the stomach wall. The transoral obesity treatment devices and related methods are intended to assist a patient in maintaining a healthy body weight. Features of the devices include insertion transorally and without invasive surgery, without associated patient risks of invasive surgery, and without substantial patient discomfort. The life span of these devices may be material-dependent upon long-term survivability within an acidic stomach, but is intended to last one year or longer. The devices have the capacity to vary in size and are desirably self-actuating in that they change shape and/or volume using internal motors or actuators. The changing character of the devices helps prevent the person's stomach from compensating for the implant, such as sometimes happens with static intragastric devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Apollo Endosurgery US, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Dominguez, Mitchell H. Babkes, Justin Schwab, Christopher S. Mudd, Jason Metzner
  • Patent number: 9655757
    Abstract: Generally described herein are apparatus, systems and methods related to a novel esophageal device implantable in the patient's body and designed to replicate the restrictive and satiety mechanism associated with gastric banding systems known in the art. The device can be a compliant and tubular-shaped and fixated within the gastro-esophageal lumen using tissue anchors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Apollo Endosurgery US, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Schwab, Zachary Dominguez, Jason Metzner
  • Publication number: 20160279401
    Abstract: A skin treatment device is provided including bioerodible polymeric microneedles which are designed to more effectively deliver beneficial agents to the skin. The device includes a flexible substrate and an arrangement, for example, an array, of microneedles projecting from the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Justin J. Schwab, Michael Augarten, Zachary Dominguez, Ethan Franklin, Edwin J. Kayda, Jason Metzner
  • Publication number: 20160144302
    Abstract: Methods and devices for treating lipoaspirate for use in fat grafting procedures are provided and generally include a canister for containing lipoaspirate, a separation mechanism structured to separate both oils and other materials from cellular components of lipoaspirate contained in the canister. The separation mechanism includes filters having different filtering capacities, for example, different pore sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Zachary Dominguez, Justin Schwab, Tiago Bertolote, Jason Metzner, Ethan Franklin
  • Patent number: 9248384
    Abstract: Methods and devices for treating lipoaspirate for use in fat grafting procedures are provided and generally include a canister for containing lipoaspirate, a separation mechanism structured to separate both oils and other materials from cellular components of lipoaspirate contained in the canister. The separation mechanism includes filters having different filtering capacities, for example, different pore sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Dominguez, Justin Schwab, Tiago Bertolote, Jason Metzner, Ethan Franklin
  • Publication number: 20150142044
    Abstract: A variety of passive intragastric implant devices for obesity treatment are disclosed. Such passive devices do not autonomously change shape, but instead react within the stomach to induce satiety. The devices may take up volume within the stomach, thus reducing the intake capacity. Additionally, the devices may contact areas within the stomach, such as the cardia surrounding the esophageal sphincter, or the greater and lesser curvatures in the middle of the stomach, to stimulate satiety-inducing nerves. Some devices may combine two or more of these satiety-inducing features. Methods of implant are disclosed including compressing the devices within a delivery tube and transorally advancing the devices through the esophagus to be deployed within the stomach. Removal of the devices occurs in the reverse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: APOLLO ENDOSURGERY, INC.
    Inventors: Justin J. Schwab, Mitchell H. Babkes, Jason Metzner, Zachary P. Dominguez
  • Publication number: 20150094753
    Abstract: Transoral obesity treatment devices and related methods for operation thereof are described which occupy space within a stomach and/or stimulate the stomach wall. The transoral obesity treatment devices and related methods are intended to assist a patient in maintaining a healthy body weight. Features of the devices include insertion transorally and without invasive surgery, without associated patient risks of invasive surgery, and without substantial patient discomfort. The life span of these devices may be material-dependent upon long-term survivability within an acidic stomach, but is intended to last one year or longer. The devices have the capacity to vary in size and are desirably self-actuating in that they change shape and/or volume using internal motors or actuators. The changing character of the devices helps prevent the person's stomach from compensating for the implant, such as sometimes happens with static intragastric devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: APOLLO ENDOSURGERY, INC.
    Inventors: Zachary Dominguez, Mitchell H. Babkes, Justin Schwab, Christopher S. Mudd, Jason Metzner
  • Publication number: 20150093362
    Abstract: Methods and devices for treating lipoaspirate for use in fat grafting procedures are provided and generally include a canister for containing lipoaspirate, a separation mechanism structured to separate both oils and other materials from cellular components of lipoaspirate contained in the canister. The separation mechanism includes filters having different filtering capacities, for example, different pore sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Allegran, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Dominguez, Justin Schwab, Tiago Bertolote, Jason Metzner, Ethan Franklin
  • Publication number: 20140350517
    Abstract: Described are devices and systems for protection of injectable substances such as adipose cells from excessive stress or pressure during injection procedures. Further described are stress control mechanisms for detecting and/or controlling stress or pressure within injection devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary P. Dominguez, Tiago Bertolote, Ethan Franklin, Justin J. Schwab, Mike Augarten, Jason Metzner
  • Publication number: 20140276384
    Abstract: Described are devices, systems, and methods for processing adipose tissue for reintroduction into a body. In some embodiments, adipose tissue is mixed with an additive prior to reintroduction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Schwab, Mike Augarten, Darin Messina, Jason Metzner, Ethan Franklin